Office of Violence Prevention

We work to create and maintain safe, healthy and thriving communities in Minneapolis.

2021 Budget report

The Minneapolis Office of Violence Prevention 2021 budget spending report is now available.

What we do

The Office of Violence Prevention (OVP) uses a community-focused, public health approach to help ensure that everyone can be free from violence. We work to break the cycle of violence by addressing it at three points:

  • Preventing it before it begins
  • Intervening at the first sign of risk
  • Healing after it happens
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Contact us

Minneapolis Health Department




Public Service Building
505 Fourth Ave. S., Room 520
Minneapolis, MN 55415